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Dates and Fees for Silicon Valley Intensive English Program (SVIEP)

Important Due Dates 

SVIEP Course Course Duration Outside the US application deadline Local Transfer Arrival Date Program Starts Program Ends
Summer 2017 8 weeks May 5, 2017 May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017 Jun 5, 2017 Jul. 28, 2017
Fall A 2017 8 weeks July 16, 2017 Aug. 1, 2017 Aug. 1, 2017 Aug. 16, 2017 Oct. 6, 2017
Fall B 2017 8 weeks Sept. 16, 2017 Oct. 4, 2017 Oct. 4, 2017 Oct. 16, 2017 Mar. 9, 2017
Spring A 2018 8 weeks Dec. 16, 2018 Jan. 5, 2018 Jan. 5, 2018 Jan. 16, 2018 Mar. 9, 2018
Spring B 2018 8 weeks Feb. 19, 2017 Mar. 7, 2018 Mar. 7, 2018 Mar. 19, 2018 May 18, 2018

Required Fees *

Required Fees may be subject to change without notice.

Expenses 8 Weeks (Single Session) 16 Weeks (Session A + B)
Application Fee
$50 USD $50 USD
Deposit $500 USD $500 USD
(minus deposit)
$2495 USD $4495 USD
Insurance **
$324 USD $648 USD
ID Fee
$8 USD $8 USD
Total $3377 USD $5701 USD
international students

*Please note the following: $50.00 Application Fee is non-refundable (must be included to complete the application); $500 serves as a deposit applied to tuition (pay deposit only after your visa is approved); full tuition is due upon arrival (assessment results will determine your level and tuition).

** International students are required to purchase and maintain health insurance that meets or exceeds the limits required by SVIEP and the U.S. State Department. SVIEP requires students to purchase the insurance offered by the SMCCCD District. You will be required to provide health insurance for your dependents and to demonstrate funding to support them, if they live with you during your SVIEP session. Price quoted is for zero dependents. Health insurance fees are $648 for a 16 week session. The rate will be porated for a 8 week session. 

Estimate of Total Expenses

  16-week SVIEP 32-week SVIEP
(a full year)
Tuition + Deposit $4995 $9990
Heath Insurance & Health Center Fee (estimated) $648 $1296
Homestay Housing with meals (estimated) $6000 $12000
Other: Books & materials, transportation, misc. expenses (estimated) $1357 $2714
A & B session participation total $13000 $26000

Estimate of dependent costs, if applicable:

  • Spouse: add $7000
  • 1 child/no spouse: add $5000

Withdrawals and Refund

  • No refund of application fee.
  • 100% refund of the $500 deposit with written notice at least two weeks before the session begins.
  • No refund of tuition fees after the first week of classes.

Late Fee

  • Continuing students will be charged a late fee of $75 for tuition payment after the announced date (usually a few weeks before the new session begins).

Four Payment Options

Pay by Flywire

SVIEP has partnered with Flywire for international payments. This services provides students and their families a cost effective and convenient method of making payments to SVIEP in foreign currencies.

Flywire allows you to:

  • Pay from any country and any bank
  • Save money on bank fees and ensure your payment is received in full
  • Obtain excellent foreign exchange rates with a best rate guarantee
  • Receive piece of mind with 24x7 multilingual customer support
  • Track your payment from start to finish

For questions about making a payment with Flywire, email

Pay by Bank Wire Transfer

To pay by wire transfer:

  • Bank to transfer money to: Union Bank of California
  • Account #: xxxxxxxx
  • ABA#: xxxxxxx
  • Swift Code:xxxxxx
  • Amount transfer, need to add $11.00 international wire fee per wire transfer
  • Notify us the date and the amount transfer with the student information

Pay by Credit Card

Our Fax number is +1-650-574-6104.

We accept only Visa or MasterCard.

In your Fax, please provide us with:

  • Name on the credit card
  • Billing address for credit card
  • Card Number
  • Expiration Date
  • 3 digit security code
  • Name of student being paid for
  • Email address for receipt of payment

Pay by Cashier's Check or Money Order

Please make check payable to SMCCCD and write 'SVIEP' and your name on the memo line of the check.

Mail to:

Silicon Valley Intensive English Program
Building 01-115
1700 West Hillsdale Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402